Has anyone ever heard of this? It came from another site and it is totally news to me. The post read like this: "I too have an HP computer. I needed to reformat my partitioned C: drive, and bit the bullet, and sent off for the HP Recovery CDs. I formatted C: then attempted to install using the Recovery CDs. They will NOT work with a partitioned drive!!!!! Nothing I tried allowed me to do a reinstall! Calling HP Tech Help just cost me 40 min. worth of waiting on the phone to find out that my drive would be unaccessable unless the recovery program first did a full format, thus wiping out all of my existing partitions. Years worth of programs, pictures, music, data, etc. were now lost. This will be the last HP computer I will buy. Hellova note to have a 120 gig drive, but not be allowed to partition it just in case you ever need to do a recovery!" I know myself and henyman have HP's - just curious if anyone else that has an HP has partitioned and run into any problems as stated above! I know henyman has done a "destructive fromat" on his in the past - but don't know if his is partitioned or not! I have not done a reformat, repair or install on mine - so I have no experience with it. Any help (other than HP SUX ) would be appreciated - I already know that!